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By Cahal Dowds, Chairman, Deloitte Advisory Corporate Finance
Scotland is well known for its proud heritage of manufacturing. One of the main engines behind Britain’s industrial revolution in the 1800s and, until the beginnings of deindustrialisation in the 1960s, it remained a powerhouse of British manufacturing, with products made on the Clydeside, and beyond, shipped around the world. Many thought the sector had had its day – in the 1990s manufacturing jobs in Glasgow dropped to below a quarter of its 1952 level.
By Kent Mackenzie, Director, Risk Advisory at Deloitte
Innovation has been part of the fabric of Scotland’s financial services scene throughout its long and rich history. With customer expectations changing, possibly more in the last decade than ever before, it’s just as well.
By Garry Tetley, Tax Partner at Deloitte
When exploring the meaning of the word ‘legacy’, a few descriptions appear which could go some way to define the appetite and potential for technology companies in Scotland. The phrase ‘to leave a footprint’ and the word ‘heritage’ emerge, and many tech companies in this country are already on their way to making this kind of impact.
By Steve Williams, Practice Senior Partner, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Reflecting on the last 12 months, one thing I can certainly say is that it has been a landmark year for Deloitte as a firm, for Scotland, and for the rest of the world!!
By David Hare, Partner, Deloitte
Actuaries are valued for their skills with numbers – the ability to take complex mathematical problems; create sophisticated models; and measure the risk posed, and probability of, future events. In fact, if you look up the definition online, an actuary is described as “a person who compiles and analyses statistics and uses them to calculate insurance risks and premiums”.
By Angela Mitchell, Partner and Local Public Services Lead, Deloitte
Democracy gives government an in-built understanding of peoples’ expectations. Through the ballot box, Scotland’s electorate sends a broad message about what they want – whether on national manifesto commitments, local authority control or on an individual referendum question. But for the organisations that deliver public services, a more detailed knowledge of citizen preferences is increasingly important. It can help them understand what people expect from their services, how well those services meet their needs and what matters most to them. And that insight can inform how resources are targeted and how people are engaged as customers.
By Richard Slater, Partner and Head of Private Markets at Deloitte
Richard Slater reflects on an evening at Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2016.
Scotland’s top entrepreneurs brought much of Glasgow to life on Wednesday night with their attendance at the Entrepreneurial Scotland’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2016.
By Ian McCall, Global Employer Services Partner at Deloitte
It’s fair to say that Philip Hammond’s first and final, Autumn Statement as Chancellor wasn’t the most radical in recent memory. But, one of its more revolutionary proposals came in the form of changes to the taxation of benefits in kind and salary sacrifice schemes.
By John Macintosh, Corporate tax partner, Deloitte
Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement also happened to be his last. But in a significant change from the fast-moving world of politics, it’s not because he’s being replaced, standing down, or switching ministerial portfolio.
By Becca Hulton, Graduate, Deloitte
When I finished university in 2011 I was all set to enter the world of work. Having studied Finance and Management, I had exciting visions of joining a graduate scheme and climbing the ladder in retail or fashion.